How do you express your neurodivergence with kandi?

GasMasks_and_RosaryBeads 9/25/2021 08:26 pm 817

Hello! I've just started working on an article about neurodivergence and kandi for a zine about various alt subcultures. I'm interested in hearing some ways other neurodivergent people use kandi to express said neurodivergence (For example I use my kandi to stim by shaking it around on my wrists). So if you'd like, please respond to this thread with your answer. If you don't want your username (or other name if you'd rather) used in the article let me know and I'll keep it anonymous, otherwise I'll credit you by default (like "Username says they use kandi to blah blah blah"). Thank you!

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Sep 26, 2021 10:16 am

hellow article im famous now teehee

anyways ill shake mine aswell and chew on it [if it has that not so strectchy rubbery cord]

and its rlly fun to make ahalove

Sep 26, 2021 9:25 am

@inxxiety_: Nuerodivergence is stuff like Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other things similar to them. We use the word Nuerodivergent cuz we're not mentally ill, our brains are litterally just wired differently. And stimming is something everybody does, but is more apparent is ND folks, some examples include, flapping hands, shaking legs, rocking back and forth, ext... Hope this helps!kao happy

Sep 26, 2021 9:03 am

can somebody explain what neurodivergence and stim is

Sep 26, 2021 7:47 am

i think kandi is a good way to make something without worrying abt it being perfect!! its hard to mess up kandi once uve got it down and thanks to my neurodivergence things like crafts have always been difficult for me. also it lets me easily connect with other neurodivergent folks!! good luck on the article!! kao happy

Sep 26, 2021 7:33 am

I make cuffs out of shake cubes. They are really good way of visual, audio, and physical stimming. (Idk really how to describe it but they are glorious).

Sep 26, 2021 2:54 am

(I also like to shake my cuffs on my wrist. especially with the matte soft beads mgmgm) I usually make my cuffs and bracelets with a really stretchy elastic string and I don't pull it very tight, so it ends up very stretchy and ..malleable? in a way? so I can kind of play with the bigger cuffs in my hands. I make singles too, and I'm almost always just fidgeting with them in some way. OH and I also make some kandi masks and flat little things, those I /do/ pull tightly, so they're not as stretchy but I can roll the beads in my hands. I don't have the chance to wear them much, but I am always using them to stim in one way or another. the process of making them alone I think could also count as stimming, in a weird way. I hope this was what you were looking for lol soot sprite

Sep 25, 2021 10:23 pm

I have adhd and I really like making kandi, but I can't actually wear it lol. Making it is a pretty good form of stimming for me though!

Sep 25, 2021 9:15 pm

i like using my rotating cuff and cube to stim, i found out that if you press at the opposite corners of a kandi cube it turns kinda flat and you can push it in and out like a pop it thing. also I like the noises the beads make which unfortunately my family does not appreciate so I'm trying to organize all my beads so i don't have to dig around in a bag and makes lots of noise. also they just feel really good and smooth to wear, i've never found any bracelets other than soft string ones that i liked but kandi bracelets and cuffs and things feel very nice happy

Sep 25, 2021 8:29 pm

I really like to shake my wrists to hear the sounds, along with pulling on it and snapping it back to hear the beads clack against each other.